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Australia Qld in grips of bushfire disaster and conditions to deteriorate in NSW

00:05  18 november  2019
00:05  18 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln

  Emergency warning issued for uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards Port Lincoln An emergency bushfire warning is issued for residents in Port Lincoln with reports of an uncontrolled bushfire travelling towards the township. © ABC News A map which shows the predicted direction of a bushfire burning near Port Lincoln in South Australia. The warning was issued about 4:20pm today for the bushfire at Duck Ponds, north-east of Port Lincoln, with the region under extreme weather conditions.The Country Fire Service has warned that residents are "now in danger" and should "take shelter in a solid building"."Do not leave or enter this area in a vehicle or on foot.

NSW and Queensland bushfires : no letup for exhausted communities as fires flare 'all around us'. Better weather conditions in NSW have had little effect on aggressive fire behaviour around the More than 55 fires continued to burn around NSW on Thursday morning, with 24 uncontained and

As of Saturday morning, conditions in New South Wales had eased slightly but the NSW Rural Fire Service said an uncontrolled bushfire burning The bushfire crisis is now set to intensify on both Australian coasts, with forecasters warning “there is not much end in sight” to a horrific fire season

With Queensland in the grips of the bushfire disaster, residents across New South Wales are being warned not to become complacent as fire conditions deteriorate this week. © AAP Images With Queensland in the grips of the bushfire disaster, residents across New South Wales are being warned not to become complacent as fire conditions deteriorate this week. With Queensland in the grips of the bushfire disaster, residents across New South Wales are being warned not to become complacent as fire conditions deteriorate this week. 

The NSW Rural Fire Service warned temperatures could climb into the 40s – creating severe fire danger ratings for a second consecutive week.

Firefighters from New Zealand will be flown to Australia to help control blazes on the ground, while airtankers will be brought in to fight fires from the air.

Bushfires have destroyed 420 homes in the past week and burnt through 1.5 million hectares of bushland.

Meanwhile, hot and dry conditions continue to batter parts of Queensland this week.

A number of ‘leave now’ warnings are in place for Moreton Ireland and Pechey, north of Toowoomba, where fires are burning out-of-control.

Qld bushfire emergency declaration revoked .
Local fire bans have been re-introduced across southern Queensland after the state of fire emergency was lifted amid easing bushfire conditions.Queensland's bushfire emergency declaration has been lifted from all parts of the state following two weeks of ferocious fire conditions and the loss of 20 homes.

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